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ROCKIES HIGHWAY preparing to discharge vehicles, Glebe Island, 17 September 2007.

17 September 2007

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

One of a series of photographs recording the final year of the car trade into Sydney before the car terminal at Glebe Island was closed in 2008. The photographs focus on the "K"Line HIGHWAY car and truck carriers named for highways throughout the world. Roll/on Roll-off (RoRo) vehicle carriers were a familiar sight on Sydney Harbour arriving and departing almost weekly for more than three decades.

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  • Title: ROCKIES HIGHWAY preparing to discharge vehicles, Glebe Island, 17 September 2007.
  • Date: 17 September 2007
  • Location: Sydney
  • Type: Digital image
  • Significance: The photographs record a significant activity in the Port of Sydney which came to an end in 2008. The end of the car trade to Glebe Island Automotive Terminal in November 2008 brought Sydney's life as a working harbour nearer to its close. The RoRo container trade into Sydney ended in 2007, so the car and truck carriers were the last RoRos into the Port of Sydney. The photographs also document the changing use of the Port of Sydney waterfront and the end of Sydney as a working harbour.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: tiff file
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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